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Protest actions in Czech Republic, Germany and Italy


Czech Republic - massive protests

Several hundredthousand liter milk have been spilled on fields the 29th and the 30th of October in Czech Republik. The newspaper "Hospodarske Noviny" announced that it be the first time that farmers spill out their products in the country. The President of the agricultural chamber Jan Valeba explianed, that it is an extreme measure, which is due to the desperate situation of the dairy farmers.

Producers express the current critical situation of decreasing numbers of the dairy cows populations and long inactivity of both: national and European politicians.



More than 2000 dairy farmers demonstrated on the occasion of the annual conference of german Prime ministers the 29th/30th of October.  The dairy farmers showed that they will continue fighting for a seminal policy on milk market instead of  a non purposive use of money.

On Thursday afternoon, 29th of October, dairy farmers of the Rhineland-Palatinate  met in at the "Winterhafen" in Mainz for a vigil and a big fire of protestation.

On Friday, 30th of October, they got support by dairy farmers from all German states. Some came with their tractors, so in Mainz in front of the Favorite Hotel, Karl-Weiser-Str. 1.



September 28 and 29 Italian dairy farmers protested and were distributing  free milk. See images


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News from Europe

France/ Spain/ Italy/ Portugal

In the lead-up to the extraordinary Agriculture Council on September 7 in Brussels, the Agriculture Ministers of the 4 countries have presented proposals regarding the dairy sector. However, the proposals put forward questionable measures as they do not aim to...


EMB press conference on 2 September in Brussels

In the run-up to the dairy farmers’ big protest outside the Council building in Brussels on 7 September, we are holding an informative press conference on 2 September.  In doing so, we wish to give you the opportunity to discuss the background to the big demonstration with members of the EMB Executive...


Update on protests in Europe

Belgium:On the night of Tuesday, August 18, more than 600 Belgian dairy farmers with about 600 tractors protested at Liege regional airport with blockades against various companies. According to a report by Grenzecho, these companies are symbolic of the poorly directed, solely profit-driven policy. Belgian farmers are suffering...

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